This 2-day virtual event was created based on the passion of the faculty members for preventing osteoporosis and falls, the recognition that there was a need to increase awareness and educate Rutgers professional health students on prevention of osteoporosis and fall risk, and the faculty members’ collaboration and membership in New Jersey’s Interagency Council on Osteoporosis.

About 200 screenings were performed by the students in the physical therapy, nursing, and pharmacy programs during the October event. In upcoming years, they plan to incorporate in-person training sessions for students and group facilitators, increase the recruitment of alumni as group facilitators, obtain continuing education credits for faculty and facilitators, apply for a grant to increase participation, development, and public awareness of this event, and publish a manuscript to inform fellow health care educators about the process and protocols that have made this event such a success. Congratulations on a successful event, and we want to thank you for your commitment to raising awareness about osteoporosis!


Source: December 2022 Bonesource Newsletter, Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation